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Press Release Julie Archer June 29, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Freedom to Vote Coalition Launches Survey to Identify Obstacles Voters Faced in the 2022 Primary Election
The WV Freedom to Vote Coalition has launched a Voter Issue and Action Survey as part of a campaign that aims to expand voter access to the polls by directly listening to West Virginians More
Issues: Clean electionsVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert   June 24, 2022
A Survey to Safeguard Democracy
As we gather, as a nation, to reflect upon the prevalent circulation of the “Big Lie,” the alarming spread of right-wing extremism, and the resulting January 6th coup attempt, it is more important than ever that we take the necessary steps to safeguard our democracy. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett May 25, 2022
Election Blues
May brings spring blooms and election postcards filling our mailboxes. Regardless, this mid-term primary should be noted for its dismal voter turnout of less than 23% of registered voters... More
Issues: ElectionsGOTVRedistrictingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 23, 2022
Legislative Postmortem
Given the current political climate, victory often takes the form of defeating bad bills. With that in mind, here’s an overview of what happened in these major issue areas... More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityPollutionRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWater
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 23, 2022
Life After Session
Out of the 2,216 bills introduced during the 2022 legislative session, only 239 survived. Lots of really bad bills died, along with most of the good ones. Not an uplifting appraisal but... it could have been much worse. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCensorshipDiabetesFair taxationHealth CareKids and familiesMedicaidOil and GasRacial JusticeUnemployment benefitsVaccinesVoting Rightswater qualityWorker's SafetyWV Legislature
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 7, 2022
Election Bills are a Disservice to West Virginia Voters
We need to restore balance to our democracy, attract qualified people who want to go into public service, and make sure every vote is counted and everyone’s voice is heard. More
Issues: Clean electionsDemocracyFair CourtsVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 28, 2022
Voting Rights Restoration Bill in Jeopardy; Several Bad Bills Advancing
As we head into the final two weeks here’s a look at various election and court related bills that are still in play and their status.  More
Issues: Clean electionsDark MoneyDemocracyFair CourtsInequalityVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer February 24, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Urgent Actions – Week Six
This mid-week update is focused on urgent actions to help move good bills and stop bad ones, as critical deadlines on the Legislative Calendar approach. More
Issues: CensorshipDiscriminationFair CourtsHealth CareHuman RightsInequalityVoting Rights
Newsletter article   February 21, 2022
Smart Justice Advocacy Day is Almost Here
We hope to see you tomorrow (2.22.22) at 9 am when we kick off Smart Justice Advocacy Day at the WV State Capitol (Little Rotunda East). More
Issues: Civil JusticeDemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 21, 2022
Judicial Power Grab Would Weaken West Virginians’ Say-So on the Courts
In response to former Justice Evan Jenkins’s recent resignation from the State Supreme Court, members of the House of Delegates are moving quickly to strip West Virginians of their ability to have a say in who will fill the seat left vacant by Jenkins’s departure. More
Issues: Fair CourtsFair RepresentationVoting Rights
Press Release Julie Archer February 17, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Community Members and Local Faith Leaders Rally in Support of Early Voting Site on Charleston’s West Side
Community members and local faith leaders gathered for a press conference and rally to show support for establishing an early voting site on the West Side of Charleston. The event took place at the Kanawha County Courthouse, immediately prior to the County Commission meeting. More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVotingVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer February 15, 2022
Local Action Alert: Support Early Voting on Charleston’s West Side
Show Up, Speak Out! The Kanawha County Commission has proposed adding a new early voting location on Charleston’s West Side and will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 17 at 5:00 PM in the Commission Courtroom at Kanawha County Courthouse.The proposed location for this community voting site is the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council building at 321 Virginia Street West. Community members and local faith leaders will gather for a press conference and rally at 4:00 PM to show support for the establishing this additional voting site.  More
Issues: DemocracyVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Local Action Alert: Kanawha Co. Republican Executive Committee Blocking Early Voting Location on Charleston’s West Side
The Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee is holding up approval for an early voting location on Charleston’s West Side. The proposed location for this community voting site is the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council building at 321 Virginia Street West.  More
Issues: DemocracyInequalityVotingVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Five
This week’s forecast is primarily a news round up from various media outlets, partners, and allies on the bills we’ve been following, along with actions you can take where relevant. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareIncarcerationInequalityRacial JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 7, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Four
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to these critical issue areas and actions you can take. Although there are still plenty of bad ideas brewing, this forecast is less dreary. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeTaxesVoting Rightswater quality
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 31, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week 3
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to several critical issue areas and actions you can take. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationEducationFair CourtsHealth CareInequalityPollutionVoting RightsWater
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 24, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week 2
As we head into the second full week of the 2022 legislative session, I’m going to provide a quick status update on these issues, hopefully without duplicating too much of what Gary has already covered.  More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationFair CourtsFair RepresentationHealth CareHealthcareMedicaidRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWaterwater quality
Photo credit Hisham Ibrahim/Getty and The Brennan Center for Justice
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 24, 2022
We Must Continue the Fight to Strengthen and Protect Our Democracy
Friday marked the 12th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous decision in Citizens United v. FEC. In the case, the Court ruled that corporations and other outside groups could not be restricted from spending money on elections. More
Issues: Dark MoneyDemocracyFair RepresentationFilibusterVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 24, 2022
Week of Weather & Disappointment
It’s hard to know whether to begin with federal or state issues in this week's update since so much has been going on in both areas. In addition, winter has indeed arrived with black ice and power outages, too.  More
Issues: Budget prioritiesBuild Back BetterCovid-19Fair RepresentationFilibusterReproductive JusticeTaxesVoting Rights
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 17, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Winter is Here. Brace Yourself.
Here’s a glimpse of what transpired over the first few days, opportunities to learn, and information about how to engage your legislators and make your voice heard.   More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
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